I know the reaction I typically take in these situations, and I’m not going to do it this time.
I’m also going to remove this stimulus from my life in the future as well.
Silence is a lesson learned from the many sufferings of life.
—Seneca, Thyestes, 309
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Be resourceful with your action. Success is a reality that needs to be acted on.
Never under compulsion, out of selfishness, without forethought, without misgivings. No surplus words or unnecessary actions. Let the spirit in you represent a man. Taking up his post like a soldier and patiently awaiting his recall from life. Needing no oath or witness. Cheerfulness. Without requiring other people’s help. Or serenity supplied by others. To stand up straight, not straightened.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations